I love the BlazBlue series.
Not that that is out of the way, heres why.
I've never been that big of a fighting game fan. I played the occasional Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat back in the day. Even dabbled in some 3D fighters, first being Tekken Tag Tournament for the ps2.Then moved on to others likes DoA and Soul Calibur. Sure I enjoyed these games, but I never really knew how to play them. I would just blindly button mash. Even when I tried learning the moves of some of them, things just wouldn't click. (Although I did love the training mode for DoA, it would move on to the next move when the previous one was completed... convenient I thought)
But there was something about BlazBlue that just attracted me to it. Was it the name? The logo? The art style? I remember watching GT review for it and the gameplay vids they would release of it and thinking this game looked amazing for a fighter. So when it came out, I went and picked it up Day one. And now I'm a huge fan of the series. I might not do well at the game, but I just love it's style. The characters are amazing and unique. (No Ryu/Ken cases) And it offered easy to learn methods, but enough depth to truly be difficult to master. I mean, who ever would have thought someone would get a fighting game for story? But BlazBlue has got one of the best in the fighting genre (if you shift through all the gags in it, which I wouldn't recommend cause they'r'e hilarious). I'm actually eagerly anticipating the 3rd installment already to learn more about the BlazBlue universe. AND WHO THE EFF PHANTOM IS! AND WHEN DO I GET TO SEE MORE OF PLATINUM! (Not like that you jerks)
I know when Calamity Trigger was coming out, KoF was also nearing release if not already out. I'm glad I went with BB. Especially after hearing all the disappointed gamers complaining about KoF and their precious Mai.
BlazBlue also has a pretty amazing soundtrack.
I mean, I have actually spent hours upon hours just in training mode, trying to be as efficient and effective with Noel as possible. I even splurged on fightsticks to enhance my BlazBlue experience. Never have I been so serious and driven about a game since my MetalGearOnline2 days.
Not to mention, this is the game that introduced me to Noel Vermillion, my latest obsession. I have a weakness for gun-kata using minxes. Also, she is quite the sexy fighter.
So for you TL;DR folks, here is a short compiled list of why I love BlazBlue.
- The characters
- The music
- The BlazBlue universe/story
- The fighting style(s)
- The 2D art style
- BlazBlue's personality
- Noel Vermillion
I would have no problem recommending this series to everyone I know who are interested in the fighting game genre. However, I do realize it isn't for everyone, like the GiantBomb staff, which I'm not bothered with. They may not like the same game I do, but I still think they're great guys.
What are the communities reasons for loving/hating this game?